News & Articles

Designated Gifts Lead To Fundraiser Layoffs

June 20, 2017       Mark Hrywna      

Two of the nation’s largest United Way affiliates and the organization responsible for raising three-quarters of the funds to operate New York’s Central Park were among the nonprofits that laid off employees amid cost-cutting efforts in recent months.

Millennials Start Displaying Inclination To Give

June 19, 2017       Andy Segedin      

Millennials are still a ways away from contributing to the nonprofit sector to the same extent as Baby Boomers and Gen Xers. If signifiers of willingness to give such as volunteerism and attendance at religious services are to be believed, however, Millennials are closer to being as active as their elders than dollars indicate. Millennials gave an average of $580 to charity during the past year, according to a study commissioned by Dunham + Company, a consultancy to nonprofits, and conducted by Campbell Rinker.

6 Ways To Entice Millennial Donors

June 13, 2017       THE NONPROFIT TIMES      

They’re here. Millennials gain prominence in society and commerce each year, making them an attractive population to help expand and diversify your organization’s donor base. What remains elusive, however, is how to attract this sect of donors, larger in number than Baby Boomers, after years of focusing on predominantly older donors — those who tend to be the most likely to give.

Giving Hit Record $390 Billion For 2016

June 13, 2017       Mark Hrywna      

Giving in the United States set a record for the third consecutive year, topping $390 billion for 2016. Giving was up 2.7 percent and increases were reported in all major categories of nonprofits for only the sixth time in 40 years.

Opinion: Enhanced Incentives for Charitable Giving Make Good Tax Policy

June 12, 2017       Susan N. Dreyfus and Brian A. Gallagher      

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the charitable tax deduction, an element of the tax code that has incentivized millions of Americans to support philanthropic causes, from human and social services to arts, education, and religious charities.

NPT/Bluewater Study Shows NPOs Paying Up for Employee Healthcare

June 12, 2017       Mark Hrywna      

The United Way of Northwest Louisiana (UWNL) and Friends of Van Cortlandt Park (FVCP) might seem as if they are worlds apart, separated by some 1,500 miles. Like any nonprofit though, they face their unique challenges when it comes to salaries and benefits to attract and retain employees.

Trump Golf Tournaments Bogeyed Charities

June 8, 2017       Andy Segedin and Mark Hrywna      

Philanthropy by the First Family is under scrutiny again. This time it is charity golf outings at Trump properties staged by the son of President Donald J. Trump.

Nonprofit HR Managers Getting Ulcers Over Health Plans

June 6, 2017       THE NONPROFIT TIMES      

Benefits are hotter than normal of late, as employees worry about health coverage, particularly those at nonprofits where benefits are minimal or non-existent. Employers are starting to respond.

Change.org Gets $30 Million Infusion

June 1, 2017       Mark Hrywna      

A $30-million infusion led by LinkedIn.com co-founder Reid Hoffman will help Change.org grow its online petition platform and scale fledgling efforts to generate revenue through crowdfunding and membership. Also participating in the latest round of funding are Microsoft founder Bill Gates and venture capitalist Sam Altman, president of Y Combinator.

Telefundraising Finding Ways Around Cell Phones, Avoidance

May 25, 2017       Andy Segedin      

Jerry is just about to hear how his pitch went with the network executives when the phone rings. He picks it up to find that it’s a telemarketer. He’s busy, he explains, but he’ll call him back later if the telemarketer provides him with his home number. “Oh, I guess you don’t want people calling you at home,” Jerry says after the telemarketer explains that he can’t provide his home number. “Now you know how I feel.”